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File type .cbv displays contents rather than gives download options

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  • Last reply by AliceWyman

I've just changed website hosting supplier; both old and new suppliers run Linux services. My site is - a correspondence chess site - and I'm using Win7 and Firefox 26.0. There's a page (members/downloads) where members can download e-magazines and files of chess games - the page is password protected using htaccess/htpasswd which works ok. Each e-magazine has 4 download links: pdf, zip and pgn all work correctly, but cbv does not - it just displays file contents in the browser page. What should happen is that the browser should bring up a dialogue box asking if the file should be opened with ChessBase 11 Database Software (which is associated with the .cbv file type on my computer - I checked my Default Program settings). The .pgn file type is also associated with ChessBase 11 Database Software and works correctly - the dialogue box allows me to open or save. All the links work correctly when I use Google Chrome. I'm puzzled - advice please! Iain

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I think I have a fix for this. I went back to my new hosting supplier (easyspace) and received this reply: 'Hi Iain, I have done some research on this for you and have a suggestion for you to try. It is possible that Firefox is not recognising the MIME Type of application/cbv as it is not an IANA registered MIME Type. You could instead try application/octet-stream which is a generic MIME Type for non-text files. This idea came to me while reading the page at and this document may give you more of an idea as to why this is not working in Firefox. Can you give this a try please and let me know how you get on. Best Regards, Gerry Munn Support Services I implemented Gerry's suggestion via .htaccess in my root directory and everything now works (after clearing Firefox cache). Maybe you could send Gerry a certificate of proficiency!

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Thanks for the followup. I marked your last reply as the solution.

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